Step right up with your Nascar predictions. Sprint Cup Champion - Kevin Harvick Name the type of track that the Cup circuit races on and Harvick has won there. Restrictor plate wins? Both Daytona and Talladega. Check. 2 mile track wins? Fontana. Check. 1.5 mile track wins? Charlotte, Atlanta and Joliet to name a few. Check. Flat track wins? Phoenix and Loudon. Check. Short Track wins? Richmond and Martinsville. Check. Road Course wins? Watkins Glen. Check. Perhaps it would have been impossible for a brand new team to win a championship under the old points system, where having a rough start would essentially doom your season, but that matters far less under the Chase. Rest of the Top 5 in points - Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson Rookie of the Year - Austin Dillon We've got some very good rookies this year and I like Dillon the most. Daytona 500 - Denny Hamlin As strong as he's been this week, I can't find any reason to not pick Denny to win. Nothing would please me more than to see the #88 win, but after so many 2nd place finishes and close calls that turn out to not be wins, I've about given up hope that Junior will ever win another race.